Lakeview - Ontario - Canada

Lakeview Golf Course,
1190 Dixie Road,
Mississauga,
Ontario,
L5E 2P4,
Canada


  • +1 905 615 4653

  • Darryl Herridge

  • Herbert Strong

  • Mark Sandercock


Operated by the City of Mississauga, Lakeview Golf Course is a Herbert Strong design that’s been in operation since 1907. The course hosted only the third Canadian PGA Championship in 1914 (won by George Cumming) then two editions of the Canadian Open in 1923 (when Clarence Hackney was the winner) and 1934 (with Tommy Armour claiming his third and last title).

Set out as two returning nines, the course extends to 6,289 yards from the back tees, playing to a par of 71. Water only ever comes into play at a few holes: ditches cross the fairway on the par four 8th and par five 16th, and a pond lies beyond the green on the par three 17th to catch over hit tee shots. Highlight holes include short par fours at the right doglegged 12th and left doglegged 15th.

Restoration work was carried out during the winter of 2021 to realign Applewood Creek and modify several holes. This involved rebuilding tees on the 1st, reconstructing bunkers on the 5th, reconfiguring the fairway plus expanding the green on the 16th, and relocating tees on the 18th. The aim of the work was two-fold: to improve the water course and enhance the playability of the golf course.

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Description: Two-time host to the Canadian Open in 1923 and 1934, the Lakeview Golf Course is steeped in history and this traditional parkland layout was originally designed by Herbert Strong. Rating: 6 out of 10 Reviews: 3
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Alex Hunter

Lakeview should be considered the best municipal course in Canada. It has strong a design and is well kept along with a bit of a cult following among many in the Greater Toronto Area. This is surprisingly a tough tee time to get as it books up very quickly, but be patient it is worth it. The price is also affordable and better value than many other courses in this area.

Some of the holes could definitely benefit from small renovations/updates. More specifically the trees on many of the holes are quite large and do effect play more than they should. Bunkering has been improved recently to include a fescue look on the top of the bunker which is a nice looking feature.

If you are in the area make a point of playing this gem. It is worth your time and money. If you can, pair this with the special place across the street (Toronto Golf Club) to make a wonderful day.

August 25, 2021
6 / 10
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Adam

Excellent use of space on a small plot of land. The designers have had to get inventive with the course and it's reasonable to say that they've succeeded. Several holes are carved in a unique fashion to make the best use of the space. The course condition was good and the price is reasonable although the same amount of money can be better used outside of the GTA.

Best Hole: 11- A bit of a marmite Par 4, but it does encapsulate the course. A mid-to-long iron down onto a flat fairway, before a 90 degree shot onto an elevated green.

July 07, 2020
6 / 10
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Hal

For a city owned course, you can't go wrong. Easy access from downtown Toronto. Good value. Holes 5 (long par 5) and 6 (long par 4) on the front are very challenging. 11 is a mickey mouse hole played at a nearly 90 degree angle. Otherwise nothing to complain about. Greens are always in really nice shape.

August 28, 2016
6 / 10
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